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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Stax Records and Concord Music Group thank you for supporting Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Get Up! - Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite -
A True Musical Event
   Get Up!, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite's acclaimed collaboration, released in early 2013, has become an instant classic.
   From the cover of Down Beat to the stages of Leno, Kimmel, Letterman and Fallon, this extraordinary collaboration has been widely recognized as one of the year's true musical events. 
   They've performed for NPR's World Café, and interviewed on Morning Edition and PBS' NewsHour. They even received an invitation from the President to play at the White House as part of the special celebration of Memphis soul.  
   The duo continues to stoke the fire with live shows and performances that have critics raving.
Check Out:
The trailer for Get Up!
Acoustic Tour Dates
- 11/14 San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall
- 11/15 Santa Barbara, CA @ Granada Theater
- 11/16 San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony
- 11/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
Don't Miss:
   Ben & Charlie's backstage interview on the White House: Memphis Soul
   Ben & Charlie's interview on NPR's Morning Edition
   Ben & Charlie's performance on PBS NewsHour
   Ben & Charlie on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
   Ben & Charlie performance on The Late Show with David Letterman
   Ben & Charlie on NPR's World Café
Ben & Charlie's interview on Tavis Smiley

 "In Musselwhite, Harper has found a kindred spirit: an understated virtuoso able to push past tradition without losing himself.  They've made a set that feels timeless and right on schedule."  3.5 STARS - Rolling Stone
"Hot-blooded...a fortuitous jam session with moments of gospel elevation." - New York Times
"They really do draw out the best in each other: Harper has never sounded so powerful, Musselwhite so free to showcase his full range of emotion while sounding consistently raw." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Harper and the harmonicist make a righteously blues twosome, digging into roots originals that feel gritted up from decades of dirt and dust." - People
"[Musselwhite's] tender harmonica beautifully counterpoints Harper's bruised, emotionally charged vocals."  4 STARS - Mojo
"A beguiling mix of acoustic and electric blues, with harmonica legend Musselwhite weaving in and out like a roadhouse virtuoso."- Boston Globe
"A blues pairing this good hasn't occurred since Johnny Winter made Muddy Waters 'hard again' back in the '70s." - Elmore
"It's a marriage made in blues heaven." - Pop Matters
"That'll have to be one heck of a record that tops this. Grade: A.- Tampa Bay Times
"The first great album of 2013." - No Depression  
"A successful combination of two talented veterans feeding off each other's dusky, creative spirit." 4 STARS-  All Music Guide

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